Kid’s Favorite Pasta Salad

Around our house, springtime is the time for refreshing, light foods that the kids find as delicious as I do!  I’m always on the search for those easy, practical chilled dishes that are as good when they are first stirred up as they are the next day packed into a healthy lunch!  This quick pasta salad, a favorite of my kids, is one of those great finds!

Here are the simple ingredients to make it for your own family:

Kid’s Favorite Pasta Salad

Kid’s Favorite Pasta Salad


  • 2 cups cooked whole wheat pasta
  • 1 small apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 of a cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup regular or golden raisins
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley (optional)


In a large bowl, combine pasta, apple, cucumber, pecans, raisins, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Squeeze on lemon juice. Cover and let pasta salad chill until serving time. Stir in parsley, if desired. Makes 6 cups.

What about your family?  Do you enjoy more fresh n’ healthy choices like this one during this time of year?  Share your favorite recipe for an easy, kid-friendly dish, and we’ll feature it HERE on our blog!  We’d love to see your healthy ideas on our  Intentionally Healthy Facebook page anytime!  Our passion here at The Intentional Lifestyle is to provide only the best ideas for the busy family to eat and live healthy.

Coach Bess

Bess Blanco is the passionate founder & Health Coach behind The Intentional Lifestyle, your faith-based resource for natural, balanced health!She proudly serves a growing community, those looking for quick and easy ways to integrate balanced health into their already too-busy lives.


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